Saturday, December 08, 2007

Can you help a poor inept decorator?

I'm looking for some help. I have this large wall and nothing to fill it. I like the pictures that are up, but as you can see, they are just too tiny for this long wall. Any good, cheap ideas? I have a couple of old patchwork quilts, but I wasn't sure how to arrange them so they'd look tasteful. I thought of maybe framing one in a large antique gold frame that I inherited that David hates the picture in. Any thoughts on that one? =) I know there are some creative people out there who can help me brainstorm.

The bottom picture is of this year's Christmas mantel display. I got some cheap 9 ft. garland from Michael's and a small sprig of fake cranberries. I cut the sprig up and stuck berries in random spots in the garland, and I put pine cones around the garland as well. Then I put a napkin on top of the box that held the nativity scene and tried to arrange it so the tiny Nativity wasn't dwarfed by the garland. A bigger Nativity scene is on the agenda for next year. =)

4 comments:

Wendy P. said...
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Anonymous said...

Id start with a great big mirror over that fireplace.

Ruth said...

You could get a dowel and wooden brackets from the hardware store and mount it over your couch with the quilts hung on the dowel.

A Dusty Frame said...

I have framed quilt squares before. They are very pretty.

Above your couch--I'd just hang those three pictures diagonal from one another to take up more wall space.

If you had a shelf to put a small plant or flower arrangement on--or some tall candlesticks that would help too:)

Lizzie